Research to policy and practice
Meta-evaluation of existing interagency partnerships, collaboration, coordination and/or integrated interventions and service responses to violence against women: Key findings and future directions
This research project reviewed and analysed data to identify key program elements, policy contexts and learnings from the implementation of integrated responses in all Australian jurisdictions.
The first stage, a state of knowledge paper, presented current published literature on Australian and international partnerships, collaborations and integrated interventions regarding domestic and family violence and sexual assault. The second stage, the final report, is a meta-evaluation of Australian integrated responses, with recommendations for future evaluations and key considerations for integrated responses in terms of core elements, contexts and circumstances.
The report also made recommendations for policy-makers and practitioners, including the exploration of a universal framework for integration; a commitment to increasing the knowledge base on integration; and sufficient support to ensure services are skilled and structured to identify and respond to the needs of women from marginalised backgrounds, including women from rural and remote Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and women from non-English speaking backgrounds.
ANROWS Compass (Research to policy and practice papers) are concise papers that summarise key findings of research on violence against women and their children, including research produced under ANROWS’s research program, and provide advice on the implications for policy and practice.
A/PROF JAN BRECKENRIDGE
School of Social Sciences and Co-convenor, Gendered Violence Research Network, UNSW Australia
DR SUSAN REES
Senior Lecturer, Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, School of Psychiatry, UNSW Australia
DR kylie valentine
Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia
DR SAMANTHA MURRAY
Senior Research Associate, Gendered Violence Research Network, UNSW Australia
ISSN: 2204-9622 (print) 2204-9630 (online)